In accordance with the directives of the Minister of Defense and as part of the situation assessments adopted by the defense establishment, a general closure was implemented in the Judea and Samaria region yesterday, Sunday, April 17th, 2011 at 23:59. The closure will be lifted on the night of Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 at 23:59, in accordance with security assessments.
For the duration of the closure, persons in need of medical attention, humanitarian aid or exceptional assistance will be permitted to pass for care. The passage of journalists will also be permitted. Christian Palestinians holding the relevant permits will also be permitted to pass in order to celebrate the Easter holiday.